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Bicycle Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

The road can be a dangerous place for cyclists. You or a loved one may suffer serious injury or death if its driver fails to pay attention and you are struck while biking. With no protection beyond your helmet, you are vulnerable to severe injury. It takes just a single moment of driver distraction for an accident to occur, and the resulting injuries can be life-changing. Possible injuries include:

The personal injury lawyers at Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, near Albany and Saratoga Springs, are here to help you, or your family member if you have been in a bicycle accident. With over 100 years of combined legal experience and a deep understanding of personal injury law, they can help you obtain the compensation you deserve, often without having to go to trial.

What Laws in New York Govern Bicycle Accidents?

Cyclists must follow traffic laws similar to those of motorists in New York. Some of these laws include obeying traffic lights and signs, sharing the road with motor vehicles and using accessible bike lanes. If a cyclist follows these rules but is still involved in an accident because a driver did not obey the laws governing motorists, the law is on the cyclist’s side. Our Albany bicycle accident lawyers can help you take action and hold the negligent driver responsible for your injuries and damages.

How Do Attorneys Prove Fault In A Bicycle Accident Case?

At Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, our Albany bike accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into a bicycle accident. We work to obtain all evidence, such as witness statements, photologs, photographs, vehicle damage photos and damage reports, police investigation file and other information to be able to prove who is at fault. Our attorneys help all of upstate New York, including Albany, Saratoga Springs and Capital Region communities.

How Does An Attorney Evaluate The Injured Person’s Case After A Bicycle Accident In New York?

Every bike accident case is unique. Determining the value of a bicycle accident claim takes time to fully investigate the issues of fault and damages. With decades of experience behind our attorneys’ work, we help clients recover damages both economic and noneconomic losses.

What Are The Economic Damages Recoverable In A Bicycle Accident Case?

Economic damages recoverable in a bike accident include those for medical expenses, such as hospital bills, doctor’s bills, physical therapy and those relating to likely future medical care. The loss of wages and benefits as the result of disability caused by the accident will also be claimed.

What Are The Noneconomic Damages Recoverable In A Bicycle Accident Case?

Noneconomic damages include both past and future pain and suffering. If the client experiences psychological trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, or other recoverable damages, they will be claimed and proven in the case.

Who Is Responsible For Paying Medical Bills In A Bike Accident Case?

An investigation will include determining whether New York’s No Fault system will provide coverage for some or all of the medical bills. If coverage isn’t available, private medical insurance, and sometimes public medical benefits are sought to pay the bills. When we investigate an accident and discover who is liable for our client’s bicycle accident, we help ensure those who are liable pay for our client’s expenses, such as medical bills, therapy and other financial difficulties.

We Will Work Together To Get Results

Several factors may be involved in your bicycle accident, from distracted driving or texting while driving to speeding or driving while intoxicated. Sometimes poor road maintenance or failure to salt, sand or plow brings about the accident.

After an accident, the insurance company for the driver will investigate why the accident occurred and whether the driver was at fault. It will sometimes offer the injured individual a small amount to settle the claim; attempting to obtain a signature on a release as quickly as possible. If that occurs, there is no ability for further recovery, likely far in excess of what was paid by the insurance company; through an attorney.

It is in your best interest to hire skilled legal counsel to represent you after an Albany or Saratoga Springs bicycle accident. We will do our a thorough investigation, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that justice is obtained for our clients. We have decades of experience and have obtained full compensation for thousands of individuals injured while riding their bikes at the hands of a negligent driver.

Contact A Team Of Experienced Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, provides personal attention to every client. We will listen to your concerns and become your team, to obtain the full measure of damages obtainable under New York law. We take each personal injury case seriously. If you have been injured in a bicycle or cycling accident in the Albany, Saratoga Springs, or Capital District region, call us at 518-328-4486 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.